The NHL opened its 98th season of play last night, and while our Florida Panthers weren't part of the festivities, (we'll have to wait until Saturday night to see the Cats) there were four "rivalry" games on the slate.
Other action saw the Montreal Canadiens skate past the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 3-1 count at the Air Canada Centre; the Vancouver Canucks spanked the host Calgary Flames 5-1; and former Panther coach Peter DeBoer got a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center in his first regular season game behind the bench for the San Jose Sharks.
All is quiet in PantherLand, as the club prepares for its opener at the BB&T Center Saturday night. In case you missed it yesterday, here is a link to the club's 23-man roster.
Feel free to comment on anything that's on your mind regarding the Panthers, last night's games, or hockey in general. That's what we're here for.